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Membership for 2021 is now open.  

As your local Society for Human Resource Management chapter we provide many benefits and opportunities to enhance your profession primarily based in the Human Resource Industry through personal and professional development.  Below are some of the benefits we provide:

  • Monthly meetings with professional speakers ranging on topics from healthcare, federal document processing, unemployment, leadership training, lawyer panels, teambuilding, etc.
  • Professional development workshops and conferences
  • Tour of businesses
  • Regular HR legislative updates
  • Quarterly Newsletters, access to SHRM daily news feeds, and our SESD SHRM website
  • Study groups for Professional Certifications
  • Social activities and volunteer opportunities
  • Access to human resource vendors and sponsors
  • Most importantly, a network of local professionals to discuss your ideas, problems, and solutions.
  • The opportunity for professional growth and exposure to other professional colleagues and resources.  

A proud partner of the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce!

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers, and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

You can get more information on the SHRM Overview, Vision, Mission & History, Board of Directors, Executive Leadership, and Awards & Scholarships by visiting the About SHRM page on

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  • February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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  • March 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    WHERE: Zoom

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

  • April 13, 2021 - 11:45am

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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    The Southeast South Dakota Society for Human Resource Management is a professional association that provides a forum for the personal and professional development of our members. Our chapter gives Human Resource professionals the ability to focus on current human resource management issues in our area, as well as at the state and national level. SESD SHRM allows Human Resource professionals to build professional relationships that enable individuals to enhance and expand their chosen career.